By Almost_Homeless - 23/04/2014 12:43 - Canada - London

Today, my landlord started showing my apartment, where I have lived and paid rent for over 2 years, to prospective tenants. I didn't realize that I was moving. FML
I agree, your life sucks 46 995
You deserved it 3 404

Same thing different taste

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honeybeeki 14

That's against the law. You should report him.

SDee1234 11


honeybeeki 14

That's against the law. You should report him.

I know it is in some places, but I am unsure if it is throughout all of Canada. Either way, you should confront him/her about it. If the confrontation goes sour, you could leave a review online or something explaining your experience.

It is definitely illegal throughout Canada.

TheDrifter 23

Yup. Canada requires 30 days written notice if under a month to month agreement. If op renewed a set term lease they must give 90 days written notice to break without cause, 30 days with cause.

I live in a college town where downtown housing sees a great deal of reshuffling on a very regular basis. Most leases run August to August, and househunting for the next year's lease begins in Jan/Feb. If you haven't re-signed, they can begin apartment showings in December. It sounds like that's not typical in OP's area, unfortunate for the rude awakening.

Landlords still have to give tenants 24 hrs notice before intruding into their home.

I agree with #23 give them a 2 star rating on yelp

SDee1234 11

It is in the US if there was not a 24 hr notice, AND a form given to OP notifying her she had 90 days to vacate (it's 90 if its over 2 years).

something is happening to my grandma, I feel you man

If your Grandma is showing signs of demonic possession, then you should seek an exorcist as soon as possible.

I'm sure he meant "same thing". Auto correct is so temperamental.

AnOriginalName 19

Since when is Happy Gilmore a commenter around here?

Since he failed at the hockey try-outs.

You have rights. As long as you signed a lease or other contract you can't be evicted.

Durantye 8

Even if your lease has expired if you are still living there under rent he has to give at least a months notice. And even after all that until that time is up it is considered OPs private property so still illegal.

Nows the time to paint the walls and ceiling black

pwnman 33

I was so depressed today. You helped me smile. Thank you.

when I'm depressed I cut myself... a piece of cherry pie

It's possible that the Landlord was showing the op's apartment because it's similar to one he's trying to rent out.

Even if that were true, obviously the landlord did not get OP's permission. The landlord is still in the wrong.

Landlords are supposed to give notice that they will be entering your apartment.

When he starts showing the apartment follow him listing all it's flaws...

vango_fml 7

Take legal action and then have some fun. Booby trap your apartment!

Why would you mess with the people going through seeing the apartment? Not like they're the ones screwing you, they probably don't even know someone is.

vango_fml 7

I'm not telling them to put in a false floor, install automatic flame throwers, or set poisonous pets at the entry way. A few greased door nobs, recorded screams, and fake bugs wouldn't hurt. Have fun, not murder.

Still, you're ******* with innocent people who are simply there to see a house, which was my point. I wasn't implying you were trying to murder them >.>

Considering the wrong being done to OP, they would be saving those innocent people from having to later deal with the same bullshit from such a piss poor landlord.

Haunt that place and make whoever moves in life's a misery, or haunt your landlord

Hiimhaileypotter 52

OP presumably isn't a ghost, so... :P

Ali_Br_fml 33

No no no 67, I'm sure number 9 MEANT to say, "Kill yourself in the apartment. Make sure it's really bloody, and really messy, so that the landlord will have a lot of work to do to clean it all up, THEN haunt the house, and make the tenants' lives miserable, or just haunt the landlord and make them pay for trying to make you move out. You'll sure show them..." But #9 just neglected a few pertinent details in the beginning... Or, you know, they could just skip the whole suicide/haunting thing, and find out what's really going on, because they are required to give a reasonable amount of notice before evicting someone. Maybe it's just that OP's apartment is similar to a vacant one that needs fixing up before being able to be looked at by future tenants. But a landlord is supposed to give you notice if they're showing your apartment to others.

You need to ask him what's going on! You signed a lease and have rights.